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  1. Thanks everybody, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,really appreciated. Etienne.
  2. Thanks for those comments mate. Spot on Steve!..........My balcony from those mountains looks towards the airport and I am forever watching the air traffic through my binoculars. Bye.
  3. This build of the 1/72nd Revell kit is rather unique in so far as it is my first ever try at a civvie airliner and the first attempt in forty years at a 72nd model.................... (my eyes are not the same any more!) The build of this well engineered kit went well with a lot of interior parts omitted, as they are invisible from the outside anyway.. Kitchen and Bare Metal foil were applied overall except for the painted top fuselage and blue of the livery. The South African Airways decals that came from Transport Wings are laser printed and special care had to be taken during application. Finally the whole lot was covered in two coats of Future. It was a most enjoyable project but I doubt if I shall tackle a 72 scale again........ Cheers, Etienne.
  4. Dave, here are a few scans from books and magazines. All the best............ Etienne.
  5. Hiya Dave, According to Ron Belling in his book "A portrait of Military Aviation in South Africa" he states that they were delivered from December 1969 in overall BS Matt Olive Drab and later changed to Dark Earth/ Olive Drab. However, from memory I seem to remember the first one's had a definite sheen on the Olive Drab as in the above picture ( but that was fifty years ago ) Cheers, Etienne.
  6. Enclosed a posting I made the other day and someone suggested I ask you.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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    Posted Wednesday at 11:14 AM (edited)

    I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set.

    Some  sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining

    an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics

    Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour.

    According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft  Corporation) 

    but no  examples  in print could be found anywhere.

    I  hope someone can help.............

     

    Cheers,

    Etienne.

     

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  7. The nose from the cockpit (my version, see photo.... is slightly different from the decal version) and the nacelles because of the curvature and uneven surfaces. (decals do not like curves) I'll look into the Humbrol shades, ..........thanks.
  8. I am building the Revell 1/72 DC 4 in South African Airways livery used during the late fifties and will be using the Transport Wings decal set. Some sections of the blue will be airbrushed and need to match the colour used in the decal exactly. So far I have been unsuccessful in obtaining an acceptable mix with my Tamiya acrylics Would anyone perhaps have a mixing formula for this blue with a hint of green colour. According to official South African Airways documentation the blue livery was BAC 5025 (Boeing Aircraft Corporation) but no examples in print could be found anywhere. I hope someone can help............. Cheers, Etienne.
  9. Great build and VERY good and convincing finish Russ. Added to this your photography is the work of a real pro........ the whole subject in almost perfect focus. Would love to hear some more on your shoot............ like . aperture, depth of field, lens setting etc. Just don't tell me it is a point and shoot job Cheers, Etienne.
  10. Thanks Greg and others.......... I am not sure but this is how this version was described in the great wartime color film by the Bristol co. See here; https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-bristols-industries-1939-online
  11. The enclosed photo, taken from a 1939 colour film inspired me to give the Classic Airframes kit a go. Apart from the main wheels being undersize the kit looks the part in spite of its age. Opening the sliding cockpit roof and adding two figures were the only additions to an otherwise straight forward build. Cheers, Etienne.
  12. Hi chaps, The image in question ( with the Balkenkreuz ) was found on the internet more than eight years ago, but a quick search could not relocate the website. I do recall that parts of the fuselage and wing were very fuzzy and dark and had to be lightened to conform to the rest of the photo. In these parts I added colour but used the identical colours that were on the "better" part of the photo. ..........so yes, about 10% was added by me, but only to present an overall viewable image Have a look here for another colour image of the same aircraft. https://captured-wings.wikia.org/wiki/N3277 Cheers. Etienne PS commiserations with the football.....
  13. Hi there Tim, Short answer,.....................I dunnow. Cheers, Etienne,
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